China sends 25 warplanes near Taiwan on Monday, in largest-ever incursion by its air force this year
Taipei, April 12 (CNA) A total of 25 Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Monday, the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US Vows to Defend Taiwan Amid Chinese Military Incursions
The US State Department says its commitment to defend the country in the face of Chinese threats is 'rock solid.' (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taiwan to stage live-fire drills on Dongsha Islands in South China Sea as fears of possible PLA attack grow
Exercises will take place on Dongsha Islands in South China Sea on April 25 and May 5, Taiwan’s coastguard says. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. issues guidelines to deepen relations with Taiwan
The U.S. State Department on Friday issued new guidelines that will enable U.S. officials to meet more freely with officials from... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back off, bugs: Sweet potato cultivars use a specific odor to warn other plants of herbivores
(Natural News) A variety of sweet potato emits a specific odor that not only deters incoming pests – it also alerts neighboring plants of its kind to the presence of a threat. That’s according to researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology (MPICE) in Germany and National Taiwan University, who examined a sweet potato cultivar... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Armed attack will trigger our obligations': US warns China over moves on Philippines, Taiwan
WASHINGTON - The United States on Wednesday warned China against what the Philippines and Taiwan see as increasingly aggressive moves,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taiwan says it will fight to the end if attacked as China sends more jets
Fighter jets’ latest incursion into island’s air defence zone is further show of force from Beijing (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taiwan says will fight to the end if China attacks
Taiwan will fight to the end if China attacks, its foreign minister said on Wednesday, adding that the United States saw a danger that... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Guardian view on the pandemic: a universal crisis is revealing our divisions | Editorial
The UK must tread carefully. While some countries seem to be emerging from the shadows, no one is safe when Covid spreads so freelyThe pandemic has transformed the lives of billions around the globe, but beyond that common experience, it has highlighted and deepened divides rather than closed them. On Tuesday, the International Monetary Fund warned that inequality both within and between countries will not justpersist, but increase this year. It predicted that rich western nations will recover faster than expected from the crisis due to successful vaccine programmes and the ability to increase public spending and borrowing...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science Medical research Inequality Vaccines and immunisation Health Society Chile Taiwan China New Zealand Australia news Israel Health policy Source Type: news

Effect of distance to trauma centre, trauma centre level, and trauma centre region on fatal injuries among motorcyclists in Taiwan - Wiratama BS, Chen PL, Chao CJ, Wang MH, Saleh W, Lin HA, Pai CW.
BACKGROUND: Studies have suggested that trauma centre-related risk factors, such as distance to the nearest trauma hospital, are strong predictors of fatal injuries among motorists. Few studies have used a national dataset to study the effect of trauma cen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Attitudes toward homosexuality among nurses in Taiwan: effects of survey year and sociodemographic characteristics - Lin HC, Lin YC, Chang YP, Lu WH, Yen CF.
This study aimed to compare the level of attitudes toward homosexuality among nurses in Taiwan between 2005 and 2017 and with various demographic characteristics, as well as the roles of demographic characteristics in the changing trend of attitudes toward... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Associations between hip fracture operation waiting time and complications in Asian geriatric patients: a Taiwan medical center study - Shen CY, Hsiao CH, Tsai W, Chang WH, Chen TH.
This study aimed to determine the appropriate operation time among Asian geriatric patients. The data of 1118 elderly patients with hip fracture at Mackay Memorial Hospita... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Estimated effectiveness of case-based, population-based interventions on COVID-19 containment in Taiwan
(JAMA Network) Researchers compared the effectiveness of case-based (including contact tracing and quarantine) and population-based (including social distancing and facial masking) interventions for COVID-19 containment in Taiwan, one of the few countries with initial success in COVID-19 control without strict lockdown or school closure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A challenge for healthcare system resilience after an earthquake: the crowdedness of a first-aid hospital by non-urgent patients - Lin YX, Lin CH, Lin CH.
After a violent earthquake, the supply of medical services may fall short of the rising demand, leading to overcrowding in hospitals, and, consequently, a collapse in the healthcare system. This paper takes the emergency care system in Taiwan as the resear... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Inequality in health: the correlation between poverty and injury-a comprehensive analysis based on income level in Taiwan: a cross-sectional study - Huang SH, Hsing SC, Sun CA, Chung CH, Tsao CH, Chung RJ, Wang BL, Huang YC, Chien WC.
Is income still an obstacle that influences health in Taiwan, the National Health Insurance system was instituted in 1995? After collecting injured inpatient data from the health insurance information of nearly the whole population, we categorized the case... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Taiwan train crash: truck driver expresses 'deep remorse' over disaster
Maintenance worker issues tearful apology as investigations continue into what caused vehicle to slide down embankment (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risky behaviors of older taxi drivers and suggested requirements for renewing their professional driver's licenses - Chu HC.
This paper investigates how specific risk factors affect the severity of injuries in crashes involving male taxi drivers 60  years of age and older in Taiwan. The heteroscedastic logit model is used to identify these significant risk factors and variations... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

All-cause and suicide mortality among people with methamphetamine use disorder: a nationwide cohort study in Taiwan - Lee WC, Chang HM, Huang MC, Pan CH, Su SS, Tsai SY, Chen CC, Kuo CJ.
This study investigated all-cause mortality and suicide methods in people with methamphe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

They Survived Taiwan ’s Train Crash. Their Loved Ones Did Not
A woman lost her husband and their two children, who were athletes at a university. A man held his 5-year-old daughter in his arms in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taiwan says European countries helping with its submarine project
European countries are providing help for Taiwan's indigenous submarine project, the island's defence ministry said, in a rare admission... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taiwan prosecutors seek arrest in deadly train crash which killed 50
"Prosecutors will certainly step up investigation and understanding of the crimes or of other suspects involved in the case," said (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taiwan train crash: prosecutors seek arrest warrant over disaster
President Tsai Ing-wen due to visit survivors on Saturday after 50 people died in worst rail accident in decades (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Chinese Attack on Taiwan Is Getting Closer
Beijing sent the largest-ever incursion by Chinese jets into Taiwan’s air-defense identification zone last Friday, leading the country’s... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taiwan train crash: 48 killed, 66 hurt in collision with runaway truck
Taroko Express was en route to Taitung with 488 passengers aboard when it was hit by a driverless truck as it emerged from a tunnel. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taiwan: Dozens killed as train crashes and derails in tunnel
Some 200 are still trapped in what is feared to be the island's worst rail disaster in decades. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taiwan Train Derails in Tunnel, Killing at Least 36 People
It was the island’s deadliest railway accident in decades and reportedly happened after the train collided with a construction vehicle. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taiwan train crash kills at least 36 people, leaves dozens injured
The train was carrying around 350 people, the country's fire department said, thought to include many tourists and people heading home... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Train derails in Taiwan, with at least four dead and many injured
A train derailed in a tunnel in eastern Taiwan on Friday, killing at least four people and injuring many more, according to local officials. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Train in Taiwan Derails With Potentially Hundreds Aboard
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Source: Reuters: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taiwan train derails in tunnel, many feared dead
Train was travelling to Taitung when it came off the rails in a tunnel, causing some carriages to hit the wall. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taiwan tourists head for Palau after travel bubble launches
Pandemic-weary Taiwanese tourists headed for the tiny Pacific island nation of Palau following the launch of a coronavirus travel bubble (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Taiwan, Palau launch coronavirus travel bubble
Taiwan and the tiny Pacific island nation of Palau are launching a coronavirus travel bubble to promote tourism (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.S. in Talks With Australia on Responses to War Over Taiwan, Diplomat Says
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China warns US over ‘red line’ after American ambassador makes first Taiwan visit for 42 years
Amid tensions with Beijing, the US approved the sale of weapons worth £3.69bn to Taiwan (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China Media Warns Japan Against Siding With U.S. Over Taiwan
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and President Joe Biden will reportedly list stability in the Taiwan Strait among the key areas... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taiwan to buy new U.S. air defence missiles to guard against China
Taiwan has decided to buy an upgraded version of Lockheed Martin Corp's Patriot surface-to-air missile, the air force said on Wednesday,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. fears China attack on Taiwan
An invasion of Taiwan would force the U.S. to decide whether to go to war with China to defend an implicit ally. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US fears China is flirting with seizing control of Taiwan
News, analysis and comment from the Financial Times, the worldʼs leading global business publication (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China flies at least 20 war planes in Taiwan airspace
It's the largest incursion reported by Taiwan to date. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New AirPods Expected to Launch in Third Quarter as Production Gets Underway
Taiwanese supplier ASE Technology has started production of optical sensors for next-generation AirPods slated to launch in the third... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: India pauses AstraZeneca vaccine exports; Belgium, Iceland and France tighten restrictions
Noexports were made on Thursday; Belgiumimposes fresh lockdown;Iceland imposes three-week shutdown;France locks down more areasAstraZeneca plant inspected by Italian police at EU requestDelhi reportedly halts AstraZeneca vaccine exports as cases soarFrance may go on UK travel red list, Boris Johnson confirmsAngela Merkel apologises as she reverses German Easter lockdownHow Taiwan triumphed over Covid as UK faltered7.29pmGMTThe Finnish government on Wednesday proposed locking down residents of five cities, including the capitalHelsinki, and only allowing people to leave their homes for limited reasons, to curb rising corona...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell (now); Clea Skopeliti, Tobi Thomas and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Infectious diseases Medical research Science Source Type: news

Paraguay Says Offers of Chinese Vaccine Tied to Dumping Taiwan
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top admiral: Possibility China tries to invade Taiwan 'closer to us than most think'
The possibility of China trying to invade Taiwan could happen sooner than most people think, the admiral nominated to lead U.S. military... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To escape the pandemic and lockdowns, Californians resettle in Taiwan
Since the start of the pandemic, scores of Angelenos have moved to Taiwan, where they have roots and coronavirus spread has been kept in check. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ralph Jennings Source Type: news

Taiwan gives health workers island's 1st AstraZeneca doses
Health care workers are receiving the first shots in Taiwan’s COVID-19 vaccination drive (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Taiwan kicks off vaccination drive with AstraZeneca shot
Health care workers are receiving the first shots in Taiwan’s COVID-19 vaccination drive (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Aging-US: Adiposity & Muscle Function: a community-based cross-sectional study
(Impact Journals LLC) Dr. Wei-Shiung Yang from The National Taiwan University Hospital said, " The impact of muscle mass or muscle strength on functional disability has attracted high levels of attention in the medical community " . (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Synthetic cathinone poisoning from ingestion of drug-laced "instant coffee packets" in Taiwan - Chou HH, Hsieh CH, Chaou CH, Chen CK, Yen TH, Liao SC, Seak CJ, Chen HY.
BACKGROUND: Synthetic cathinone abuse is a global health issue. Synthetic cathinones emerged in Taiwan in 2009, and their prevalence rapidly rose. They are usually made into "instant coffee packets," and these so-called "toxic coffee packets" may also cont... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Chemical cocktail creates new avenues for muscle stem cell therapies
A UCLA-led research team has identified a chemical cocktail that enables the production of large numbers of muscle stem cells, which can self-renew and give rise to all types of skeletal muscle cells.The advance could lead to the development of stem cell-based therapies for muscle loss or damage due to injury, age or disease.The research was published in Nature Biomedical Engineering.Muscle stem cells are responsible for muscle growth, repair and regeneration following injury throughout a person ’s life. In fully grown adults, muscle stem cells are quiescent — they remain inactive until they are called to respo...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

US would quickly lose against China if they invaded Taiwan
(Natural News) A U.S. Air Force general has warned that a Chinese invasion of Taiwan would be devastating to the U.S. military thanks to the former’s aggressive military build-up in recent years. In a recent interview with Yahoo News, Air Force Lt. Gen. S. Clinton Hinote said that the outcome was based on a classified Pentagon... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news